We hope you are staying well during these turbulent times. We would like to provide you with an update on recent events.
When all our lives were suddenly placed on hold in March, the Board had to cancel all San Elijo Hills community events as they were scheduled through September. With restrictions on gatherings, we racked our brains on how to bring this community together, without actually being together. We understood hospitals and first responders were working longer than normal shifts, with closed cafeterias and closed coffee carts. Many of these heroes live here in our community and take care of our community when we need them the most. We were also hearing from our local town center restaurants that they weren’t sure how they would be able to survive the restrictions that have been put in place.
So, in April, the Association held an event to help our local first responders and our local San Elijo Hills town square restaurants. The Association purchased food and coffee from our struggling SEH town square restaurants only (to help keep them afloat and to avoid having a ghost town again) and we provided that food and coffee to our first responders (to help keep their spirits up and show our community support). The total cost for that event was $19,337 or $6.42 cents per household from the events budget. Not only did we receive an overwhelming amount of gratitude from our first responders and homeowners for this great event, but we also received a huge thank you from our local businesses.
Additionally, we were made aware that some San Elijo Hills families within the community whose children were receiving a free lunch meal Monday through Friday from the school, would not be receiving any assistance on the weekends. We therefore thought it to be a great idea to (in some small way) make certain that these children would not go hungry on the weekend. Most of the funding for this meal program was from the monies that could have been lost and not refunded from the BunnyPalooza event. We reached out to the vendor that supplies their services for Bunnypalooza and requested that rather than lose our deposit, they supply the meals to which they agreed. The total amount used from that deposit was $7,900. We also asked ourselves how we could continue to support our local restaurants. We spent $6,336 or $2.10 per household from the events that were already budgeted and cancelled through August. Our thoughts were that having closed businesses in town square would hurt the value of our community and in turn the value of our homes collectively.
The money used for the Tile Event came from event funds and were paid to Colorful Universe. Another way to keep our businesses alive and to keep our families engaged. It was huge success and many of our residence enjoyed it.
The Board voted and approved the three events in an open general session meeting. We notified the entire community about these events in April and May (via Facebook, community mailers, eblasts, and it was posted on the community website).
We have since discovered there were a few members of the community that were very disgruntled by our efforts. They claimed we kept these events a secret and that we misappropriated funds from our events budget and have threatened to sue the Association, before even requesting any documentation that would easily quash this wild accusation. The Association’s funds were not misappropriated as this money was already budgeted and still spent on events. Plus, these events brought a great deal of joy, pride, and support to the community
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The San Elijo Hills Community Association is donating meals to Palomar Hospital, Kaiser, and Scripps starting today and into next week! We are donating over 1,500 meals on behalf of the residents in San Elijo Hills. All meals are being purchased from our Local Town Square Restaurants to help them “Keep Their Lights On”. The Association is donating those meals to our folks on the Front Line (in the hospitals) “Shine a Light on our Health Care Workers”. The Association feels it will help both community restaurants and lift the spirits of our first responders who are putting their health at risk to keep us safe!
We’ve been closely monitoring the progression of the COVID-19 & are complying with the World Health Organization’s recommendations, as well as our own standards, to provide a safe place to offer Meals To-Go. We appreciate your support during these times!
Lourdes Mexican Food will remain open during these uncertain times with adjusted hours of 10 am- 8 pm each day. We will continue to abide by our new regulations to ensure that we keep our employees and costumers safe. We recommended ordering by phone to help social distancing and our staff will provide our salsas upon request. We appreciate your business.
In an effort to keep our employees, students, and the entire community healthy, we are currently only holding virtual tutoring sessions via Zoom. We appreciate everybody’s understanding and support. Stay well. Have a great day! 🙂
We are now offering art kits to go! We hope you will enjoy them. Currently, we are working on updating our website and adding more pieces to our inventory. We are very appreciative and deeply grateful for all the support that you, the community has given us to stay in business! @ A Colorful Universe.
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I am the President of the San Elijo Hills Community Association. I wanted to reach out to say we have a great community with wonderful people who are helping one another.
At this time, I have a special concern for our elderly in San Elijo Hills. I would like to encourage everyone to reach out to their elderly neighbors (either by phone/email/note on the door). Let them know what you are willing to do to help them. All folks 65+ have been asked to self-quarantine.
I have reached out to San Elijo Hills Albertsons and requested that they have a time designated for seniors to shop during the week. Hoping this will minimize exposure for the older folks in our community. The manager told me he was going to try to get approval from corporate to implement that policy. I will keep you updated when they get back to me.
I also asked about ordering online with curbside pickup for all. He seemed to think that it was not feasible at this time but might consider it for the future.
Thank You – Laura Fratilla – San Elijo Hills Community Association – Board President
We wanted to thank the community for all of your support! Also, a big shout out to our gold and silver sponsors Keller Williams Ray Bahadori Group, Everbowl, Baked Bear, and Players! The carnival was a huge success! We’re close to meeting our goal of $7500, and hope to continue raising funds for the next month before the Relay for Life! carnivalforcancer1.weebly.com
San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) Updates:
Save the Date: Foam Party!
Come join us in the town square park for a foam party! Dr. Bronner’s Foam truck will be coming out on Thursday June 14th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm for a free foam party on the last day of school! The foam is biodegradable and made from organic soap, water and compressed air. Take the family down for music, foam, and fun! Make sure to bring goggles!
Save the Date: Movie Under the Stars I
The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Despicable Me 3 (rated PG) as part of our summer movie series! Despicable Me 3 will be shown on Friday, June 15th at the UPPER softball field of San Elijo Hills Park. Pre-show activities include inflatables, obstacle course and more!) will begin at 6:00PM and the movie will start after sunset (around 8:30PM). Remember to bring your low-back beach chairs and blankets for lawn seating. The San Elijo Hills Foundation will provide food trucks (The Food Dood, Kona Ice, Red Oven Pizza, The Rush Coffee, and more) with a variety of food & refreshments for purchase. For more information, please call (760) 798-9015 or e-mail: email@example.com.
San Elijo Hills Association Board of Directors Meeting
The next General Session Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 6:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills Onsite Office (1277 San Elijo Rd. S., San Marcos, CA 92078).
Save the Date: San Elijo Hills 80’s Summer Bash
San Elijo Hills is bringing back the 80’s! Join us in your best (or ugliest) 80’s gear at our totally awesome 80’s Summer Bash on June 30th! The 80’s Summer Bash will be held June 30, 2018 at the lower softball field of San Elijo Hills Park from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Featuring the Wayward Sons! Wayward Sons is a nostalgia-fueled, power cord-packed rock show featuring the greatest songs of the ‘80s including hits from Journey, Queen, Bon Jovi, Styx, Foreigner, Guns n Roses, Van Halen & more. This LA based band perform and headline at legendary Southern California rock venues. These tailor-made rock & roll performances are choreographed and arranged by seasoned musicians and singers who hit all the right notes, transporting audiences back to the arena-rock favorites that defined a generation. You will not only be entertained. You will dance and sing-along! Monster guitar riffs, face-melting solos, lighter-igniting ballads, heart-pounding rhythms, searing vocals, skin-clinging spandex, pure rock & roll euphoria resplendent with flowing locks of hair and genuine fake English accents.
If you are hungry during all that fun, fill up on BBQ chicken, BBQ pulled pork, hot dogs, baked beans, green salad and fruit! This radical carnival will entertain our residents of all ages with carnival games, prize booth, obstacle course, bounce houses, slides, rock wall, and much more! This year we will have a dual mobile 180 foot zip line 28 feet up in the air! Exciting news for our residents 21 and over, a beer garden has been added this year! If you don’t drink beer, we will have several varieties of wines! You must bring a valid state-issued driver’s license or ID. Four drink tickets will be given per household. No outside alcohol will be permitted into the event. Please remember to bring proof of residency to gain entrance into the event (i.e.: driver’s license with on-site address, utility bill, HOA statement, etc.). Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow you to enter the event without verifying residency. No guests will be permitted. No pets will be permitted.
Don’t forget your 80’s costume! We will have a costume contest at 6:45 pm with a grand prize!
Open House Signs
The San Elijo Hills Community Association has a very specific sign policy in place regarding Open House signs in the community implemented to keep our community beautiful! The San Elijo Hills Community Association’s governing documents prohibit the display of any non-Association signs in the Common Area. The intent of the San Elijo Hills Open House Sign Policy is to (1) provide an acceptable means for homeowners to market homes for sale within the community; (2) reduce the number of open house signs used in the community; and (3) discourage the ‘alternative’ means of signage that have been used in the past (sign spinners, signs on cars, etc.). We are seeing an increasing number of unapproved signs, signs with balloons, flags, and riders that are directly in conflict with our policy. Here are some highlights:
Approved Open House signage is allowed for use on Saturday’s and Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm only.
No riders, balloons, flags or other attention generating devises may be used with the sign.
Only one sign directing traffic either left or right may be installed at each corner. The first homeowner or agent to reach an intersection on route to their open house will place their sign at the given location. If another homeowner or agent has an open house along the same route, an additional sign is not needed. Homeowners or agents should continue to the next intersection on route to the open house and place their sign as necessary. In many cases, several open houses can be served by the same directional sign.
It is your responsibility as the homeowner to notify your agent of the policy prior to putting out their signage. If it does not follow the guidelines, it will be removed and disposed of. The Open House Policy can be found on our website www.sanelijohills.net for your convenience. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
Reporting Irrigation Leaks
We need your help! The Board has worked diligently in implementing water saving measures by monitoring and repairing irrigation systems and would appreciate the eyes and ears of the residents to assist in reporting broken sprinklers, unnecessary watering or any other potential issues. Let’s work together to reduce costs and conserve this precious resource! To report any leaks, please contact Walters Management at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-431-2522. To report any matters after hours, please call Walters Management at (858) 495-0900 and our on-call staff will address your emergency immediately.
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HARVEST MARKET, Saturday, November 18, 10AM-3PM, San Elijo Hills Rec Center (next to lower softball field), hosted by the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC)
Only one week away! Please join us next Saturday for a fun and diverse shopping experience to raise funds for scholarships for eligible female seniors at SMHS!
The SEH Rec Center’s inside and outdoor areas will be filled with artisan wares, elegant/fun handmade holiday decor, clothing boutiques, jewelry, children’s activities and vendors, Cafe Stoked Fall Favorites, RUSH Coffee Truck, and many of our own local SEH vendors! Start your holiday shopping here and plan to stay for lunch while you enjoy the live music by SMHS musicians.
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Mark your calendar now to attend this Event With A Purpose!
Yeehaw! The San Elijo Hills Women’s Club’s fall fundraiser, Hoedown in the Hills, benefitting Straight from the Heart, a local support and outreach organization serving 5000 North County foster children and their families, will be held on Saturday, September 16 at the Williams Barn, located in San Marcos’ Walnut Grove Park, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Attendees will enjoy mouth-watering chicken, pork, and tri-tip BBQ, sides and dessert, beer and wine, lively music, line dancing, and silent and live auctions offering guests the opportunity to bid on amazing items, gift basket, and personal services. Tickets are available at sehwc.weebly.com. Don’t delay; get your tickets today!